Function and the Idea of Unity: “The number One is only definable through the number Two. It is the multiplicity which reveals the unity.” The entire creative effort of Pythagorean thought is aimed at holding the mind poised between unity and multiplicity. The idea of numbers as functions – eternal cosmic activities that emerge in the division of the original unity and are imprinted at all levels of Universal Nature – enables the geometer to do this. Author William Irwin Thompson is founder of the Lindisfarne Association.
The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. Reposting should include acknowledgment of williamirwinthompson.org.
Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.